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Old 07-12-08, 08:24 PM   #1
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Alexandre Vinokourov

Hes in my top ten favourite riders, which is why i was dissapointed when i heard he was doping... but was he? was it a sure thing that he doped? i heard that his A test was positive, but his B was positive only with french tests or something, is this true? is there a chance he was wrongly accused?




Also, the yellow-ish sunglass's he wore last year were awesome. does anyone know where to get ones like them or similar?
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He cheated. He was caught with another person's (teammate's?) blood in his body. I don't think there's really a chance for a false positive with something like that.

I was a fan of his too. He was wildly unpredictable and made the tour really fun to watch.

I have no idea about his sunglasses.
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Also, the yellow-ish sunglass's he wore last year were awesome. does anyone know where to get ones like them or similar?
Like these:


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Old 07-13-08, 07:10 PM   #4
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Ha...I liked him too and really didn't care that he was doping. I figured anyone on a podium is. Taking someone else's blood is disturbing though.
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According to Eurosport, the Gendarmes found bags of blood linked to him in his hotel room last year:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/120720...es-report.html
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Ha...I liked him too and really didn't care that he was doping. I figured anyone on a podium is. Taking someone else's blood is disturbing though.
i've been more than happy to take 8 bags of someone else's blood once. you would have been too, in the same circumstances (motorbike accident). and i've had several transfusions at other times.

they probably all came from different people too. now that would have really puzzled the dope labs.

i really liked vino's style. he was my favourite climber, as was pantani. pantani probably doped too, but there's no proof of it.

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Also, the yellow-ish sunglass's he wore last year were awesome. does anyone know where to get ones like them or similar?
They were Oakley M-Frames, I think. Might have been the Radar, though. You can buy them on Oakley's website.
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